Max Boot: Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Wouldn’t Have Happened If Hillary Clinton Had Won’

(Breitbart) – Never Trump stalwart, Iraq War advocate, and CNN analyst Max Boot has written an op-ed in in the Washington Post in which he claims that the coronavirus outbreak would not have been as bad if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election.

“We couldn’t have avoided the coronavirus, but we could have ameliorated its effects,” he argues.

Boot, a military historian, calls coronavirus “the most foreseeable disaster in history” — though he did not tweet about it until February, particularly after it came up in the Democrat debate Feb. 25 in South Carolina. (His only tweet about “coronavirus” prior to Feb. 26 references a report by an eighth grader.)

In his op-ed, Boot claims that “Trump wasn’t paying attention” to intelligence reports. He fails to mention the travel ban on China that Trump imposed Jan. 31. (Boot has also mocked Trump’s travel ban on Europe, which was recommended and endorsed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert on the president’s coronavirus team.)

Boot writes:

Because of Trump’s negligence, the United States lost two months of response time — precious days that should have been used to test the population, produce more N95 masks and ventilators, and build new hospital beds. This past week, the Pentagon finally announced that a Navy hospital ship would be heading to New York — but it will take at least two weeks to get ready. Why wasn’t the deployment order given sooner? Even now, with the crisis upon us, Trump hesitates to use his full authority to order wartime production of ventilators needed to keep thousands of patients alive.

Utterly lacking in empathy, Trump is incapable of rallying a shell-shocked nation. When asked on Friday, “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?,” Trump launched into a tirade against the reporter who asked the question. Like the snake-oil salesman that he is, his version of reassurance is to tout miracle cures that have not been verified by medical science.

Boot’s reference to the question about Americans who are “scared” neglects to mention that Trump only reacted to the reporter, NBC’s Peter Alexander, after the latter accused the president of giving “false hope” to Americans. The NBC White House correspondent later issued a statement accusing Trump of lacking empathy for Americans.

At no point does Boot explain what Hillary Clinton would have done differently. He simply asserts that she is “a sane, sensible adult” — i.e. unlike Trump.


  1. To reach this ridiculous conclusion he must have taken a MAX BOOT to the head. Probably with steel toed combat boots.

    I guess Hillary Clinton and the corona virus are friends and the ‘friendly virus’ would have stayed in his test tube in the Wuhan Bio- warfare lab if Hillary had won.

    Or maybe he is admitting that the virus was a desperate ploy by the Chinese to get President Donald J. Trump ‘off their ass’ with the sanctions and everything, and turn his attention away from them, while at the same time helping their friends in the demonRat party who have investments in China (like Sen. Diane Feinstein (R- CA)); who is real chummy with top Chinese Communist Party bigwigs. They hoped to give their demonRat friends something to criticize the President every day about what he is doing while refusing to lift a little finger themselves to do anything to help Americans – such as not holding up the relief bill for business to try to blackmail concessions that have nothing to do with the corona virus.

    She also owns shares in a company that manufactures electronic voting machines. You know, the types where every second or third republican vote is switched to demonRat without leaving any record in the real world. No ballots that can be recounted. Machines that must NEVER BE USED IN ANY US ELECTION.

  2. Funny, I read this article just before this – “Revealed: WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Reportedly Ranking Member Of Known Terrorist Organization And China Puppet” and it mentions how this WHO DG who has been managing the coronavirus “began a close collaboration with the Clinton Foundation and CHAI (Clinton Health Access Initiative)”. It also explains how this “known terrorist” received mass amounts of money from China in conjunction with his work in Ethiopia. He even managed to benefit personally with millions. If that doesn’t sound like the Bidens/Clintons/Pelosis/Schummer. But start to connect the DOTS. Every Dem has the same biography. Get rich in politics. And NOW, the world is in an pandemic and this CNN guy pointed his finger at Hillary. There may be more to this than his little pea-brain can handle.

  3. He really needs to get over the fact of that Hillary Clinton lost because Donald Trump beat her despite of the interference from the Obama administration, the Russian and Ukrainian governments,and the MSM. Also he needs to check the back issues of the NYT articles about how the Obama administration failed to restocking of important medical supplies after the MERS, SRAS and H1N1 viruses hit the United States in 2009,2011, and 2012.

  4. Apart from being a congenital, quasi-intellectual IDIOT, upon which source document or upon what authority does Max Boot rely in his scatterbrained assertion that the effects of the pandemic would not have been as serious if Hillary Clinton were President? What earthly difference would it have made? On the other hand, I would wager that if anything was different under another Clinton regime, the overall effects of the pandemic upon the USA would be infinitely WORSE! Of course, that’s only one man’s opinion!

  5. Hillary is as sane as she is evil. That being said, things would have been even worse and the media would have praised her “brilliance” no matter how many deaths there were. It is really be a sad being that still can’t get past the 2016 election. She lost! Get. Over. It! This putz isn’t acting like an adult anymore than she did with her “what happened” tour.

  6. Sure, she would have handled it very much like her miserable performance during the Benghazi fiasco… disappear and the call another Susan Rice type to lie for weeks about the cause of the covid-19. Oh and provide a vide of some drug addict in the hospital because he overdosed.


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